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Candace Williamson, a lifetime New Yorker and current New York City resident, is a rising third-year student at Albany Law School with a passion for advocacy and public policy. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from The Catholic University of America (Washington, D.C.) in 2015. Thereafter, she enrolled at Albany Law School where she now serves on the editorial board of the
Albany Government Law Review as Managing Editor of Symposium and is an active member of the Black Law Students Association.
Learn more about the prestigious Sandman Fellowship
With this fellowship she continues on the path of her demonstrated passion for serving those in “forgotten” communities and her most recent work in state government. While at the Law School, in addition to her studies, she has spent time volunteering for law school reunions, law days (providing pro bono services and legal education to members of the community), and
multicultural initiatives that expose high school students to Albany Law School.
Candace is a recipient of the Kate Stoneman Scholarship, Equal Justice America Fellowship, and the Dean’s Capital Region Fellowship.
Michelle Walton is a rising third-year student at Albany Law School with a passion for state government and public policy. She graduated summa cum laude from the University at Albany double majoring in Political Science and History in May 2013. In June 2014, she received her Master of Arts in Teaching from Clarkson University.
After receiving her master’s degree and having taught for a few months in an inner-city school, Michelle was inspired to change careers better help shape policy to benefit underserved communities. Prior to law school, Michelle worked as a Legislative Director for Assemblywoman Michaelle Solages, and held positions at District Council 37 and Citizen Action of New York, advocating for labor and education issues.
During law school, Michelle spent a year at the New York State Public Employment Relations Board researching issues pertaining to collective bargaining and the history of public employment relations in New York under the Taylor Law. Currently, Michelle is the Managing Editor for Research and Writing for the Albany Government Law Review.